Friday, October 31, 2008

Razak Baginda Acquitted.

The judge ruled that the prosecution failed to prove a prima facie case against Abdul Razak Baginda. He was acquitted at the Shah Alam court this morning.

Abdul Razak was on a murder abetment charge in the murder case of Mongolian Altantuya Shaariibuu.

C/Insp Azilah Hadri and Kpl Sirul Azhar Umar, members of the Special Action Squad (UTK), were ordered by to enter their defence against the murder charge.

Both of them chose to testify under oath.

Azilah and Sirul Azhar were charged with murdering Altantuya at Mukim Bukit Raja, Selangor, between 10pm on Oct 19, 2006 and 1am the following day.

Abdul Razak was charged with abetting them in the murder of the beautiful 28-year-old translator.

Read the Star report HERE.

And in Rocky's Bru HERE.

Well, I'll be!
We all know that this verdict will not go down well with certain quarters.

31 comments:

Anonymous said...

Why not happy? Today we have an independent judiciary maa.. Don't underestimate maa...

NURAINA A SAMAD said...

anon@12.05PM,

i have rephrased my last para.

but you know what i mean....

suka_aman said...

since Razak is free now from the charges only two still remain - the 2 policemen.

but my main concern is who did gave the order to did such thing towards Atlantuya?was it really Najib or Rosmah who gave the order?or was it someone else entirely?

in the other hand,Razak is a free man now because really he's innocent or the prosecutor are too weak to prosecute him?

Anonymous said...

not a suprise at all...

Anonymous said...

whatever it is we all know you have a suspicious mind...

Anonymous said...

the verdict was expected even before the trial begin. Nothing surprising.

Anonymous said...

Dear Nuraina ...
Do you think that the new Chief Justice Tan Sri Zaki Tun Azmi will be able to clean up the image and reputation of the judiciary ... Wali Kota

Anonymous said...

Allah, the verdict expected ma, sure kautim one, Malaysian maa!

Lee said...

Abdul Razak Baginda himself knows whether he is guilty or not.The fact that his defence is not called is due more to the imcompetence of the prosecutors than anything else!He does not have to proove that he is innocent, unlike the two other persons accused of the cold-blooded murder.I believe justice will eventually prevail!

selampit said...

We all know that this verdict will not go down well with certain quarters.

This is outrageous! The assumption that all judges and judiciary officers in this country are in UMNO's pocket is absurd. Remember that the same system delivered the no-guilty verdict on Anwar, but I didn't hear any whimpering from the UMNO quarter that judges were on Pakatan Rakyat's payroll.

There have been numerous verdicts that stood against the interests of the ruling party in the past, a testimony that judges in this country actually HAVE A MIND of their own.

Razak Baginda has been acquitted because there is no prima facie case against him based on the trial facts. It is immature to expect a judge to issue a verdict based on you think, know or believe. ONLY FACTS COUNT.

Come on people, grow up. leave the judiciary body in peace.

amoker said...

And it will go down well with certain party.

Can continue to party, womanize, spend money and go on partying..

Anonymous said...

aina, r we allowed to comment meh !? a contempt !!

Anonymous said...

read the sms between s & n : " ....
...all is not LOST ...DUN WORI, OK !!"

aerogal said...

If altantunya had been a US or a British citizen it would have been a different story wouldn't it? She's Mongolian and that shows how we always mistreat people who we perceive coming from a country more inferior than us.

Samuel Goh Kim Eng said...

With the verdict at the court (30th Oct) today
The deceased had indeed a very high cost to pay
It's not just to have the case to really delay
But for those involved to partake in more replay

(C) Samuel Goh Kim Eng - 311008
http://MotivationInMotion.blogspot.com
Fri. 31st Oct. 2008.

donplaypuks® said...

If Baginda has no case to answer, then what would the motive be for the other two to carry out the alleged killing when they would have been total strangers to Altantuya/

Perhaps the judge missed this crucial point?
http://donplaypuks.blogspot.com

cocoa-crayon said...

So, all in all, is justice served? one might wonder...

Anonymous said...

Semua nya adalah ketentuan ALLAH.Dia lah yang maha berkuasa dan mengetahui segala perjalanan di dunia ini.
Kita tunggu dan lihat sendiwara manusia selanjut nya.dh9753

Anonymous said...

aiyah ! where got mongolian girl, no immigration record what ! look at the gambar : a korean girl lah ! it's all a joke started 2 long years ago by someone ...hehehe !

Anonymous said...

THe world is laughing at us with this socall justice. But remember the people power of malaysia is not stupid to accepts this verdict.Let see whats more episod from them they intended for viewing.Can submit this drama for Best academy award to Bollywood and Oscar nomination.

pak tuo said...

Permission Kak

'.....kau hunger strike ke?

berbahagialah kau

Appeal jangan tak appeal."

Anonymous said...

Dear Nuraina,
Let all our friends be innocent and all our enemies guilty as hell!

WellYouKnowWhatIMean.

Anonymous said...

Hi Nuraina,
The fault is with the prosecution. If I were the judge and based on the facts presented,I too would acquit Razak. It was very abvious that the prosecution predesigned it bungle. The evidence presented was crapy and "solid" evidence was biasly ommitted from being presented. The judge can only make his decision based on evidence presented to him. The real question is why the prosecution did a very poor job bordering blantant neglect to duty and country. Sigh. Anyway, there is still the HIGHER court that awaits ALL of us.
Habib RAK

mangkuk-ayun said...

Now everyone here in Malaysia always wants ANYTHING to be on their sides. This case included. If the verdict came out as what we want, we are happy, but if the verdict came out on the opposite, we will not happy and of course we quickly say the judiciary is not independent.

I think its time we abolish the court of law and everyone here becomes judge. We can have our own court. May be it is better for ALL of us...!

Semua orang dah terlebih pandai!

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Anonymous said...

I was told once by a lawyer that the law deals with the facts of the case, not emotions. A lawyer is not to prejudge if a person he/she is defending is guilty or not, even if he/she has an opinion. The lawyer is to present the best defence possible and let the judge rule.
In this instance, we ought not to let our emotions and bias make us prejudge RB's guilt or otherwise. The case before the judge is murder, not corruption. Do we really believe that RB have given the order for Altantuya to be killed and the people who carried it out had listened to him? Or that he is aware of the intent to murder and have abetted by ensuring that Altantuya is at a certain place at a certain time so that the deed can be carried out? Or maybe we want him to enter his defence so that he can spill the beans, so to say?

Cheers,
JJ

Anonymous said...

There is no contempt of court once it has given a judgement. You can comment on the judgement...all law students (at least in civilised countries)do that as part of their readings of the law.

Each judgement is also a reflection on mores of a society and the quality of its VALUES, not just the mental ability of the judge. History will judge the outcome in due course. If Justice was done, the judge will have a clear conscience and history will judge him/her accordingly in each case. If not, then it will be a clear case of contempt of rule of law and something very dear to us all, of Justice itself.

So please comment....freely and without fear. You can exercise restraint and say "I believe the judgement is novel" (which means that it is rubbish but then our less intellectual fellow citizens will not bother you as a kaffir or as a traitor that way).

mut said...

Let's see the whether the defence will call Bala to the stand. I don't think the police will be able to find him though.

sadle said...

reading the self-serving or exculpatory statements made by razak in his affidavit i don't see where and how did those statements help razak to get his acquittal. he was just denying his involvement but the fact remains that despite knowing what azila could do i.e. have killed many people yet he proceeded to ask azila to help him?! why did the judge rule out that statement? prejudicial? that was what razak said in his sworn affidavit. well well hard to understand :-)

I Kadek Bagus Widana Putra said...

That's so unfair....
but God wiil show the true...

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